This world system is controlled by Satan. He is the god of this world. He is the father of lies. His main occupation is to steal, kill and destroy (John 10:10). The children of this world are caught up with his lies and deception. How does one cope in a world where it is the norm to lie? Lies become the truth after repeatedly telling oneself it is the norm. We have heard about white lies and being politically correct so that we don’t offend anyone. All these are lies in a different form. God is Truth and He never lies. Yet the church is also caught up with lies.
Money is the fuel that keeps us lying. We lie to cover up or to get our own way. When lying becomes a habit our conscience becomes seared. We don’t feel guilty anymore and fool ourselves by saying things to justify our lies. We lie to each other in our marriage, friendships and everyday life. We reap the consequences of our lies. We steal from each other and trust begins to fade. We become .prisoners in the world of lies we have created. This then leads to anxiety and depression. Our sleep is disturbed and we become suicidal.
What is the way out of this mess? Jesus said He is the Truth. He calls us to be holy as He is holy. We need to trust Him to be our judge, but we first need to judge ourselves. He will judge the world. We need to lean on Him and not fear the world and its way of lying. We need to reverse this trend. If we all do this and stand up for the truth then we will see a change. The church is to be the light and salt in the world. We are called to be in the world but not of the world. We can only do this if we completely surrender to Him and live to please Him.